Fanni kertje

Fairy Garden

Hidden in the heart of Budapest's woods, an unorthodox father-daughter relationship blossoms between Fanni, a 19-year-old transgender teenager, and Laci, a 60-year-old homeless man. Together, they form a makeshift family, supporting each other through hardship and change. This unconventional coming-of-age documentary unveils their tale of perseverance, acceptance, and the triumph of finding home amidst the struggles of life. Join them on a captivating journey that challenges conventions, celebrates resilience, and offers a profound glimpse into an extraordinary bond. (Sarajevo Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Fanni kertje (Fairy Garden, 2023, doc) - Trans Duna (Trans River, 2015, doc series) - Riksaláz (Rickshaw Rush, 2012, mid-length doc) - Yad Hanna - A kollektív ember (Yad Hanna - The Collective Man, 2009, mid-length doc)
2024: CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary
Competition Documentary 2024
Gergő Somogyvári
Hungary / Romania / Croatia 2023
83 minutes
OV with English subtitles

Screenings / Tickets

Film guest(s) present: Gergő Somogyvári (Director)

Film guest(s) present: Gergő Somogyvári (Director)


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Screenplay Gergő Somogyvári, Zsolt Pocsai
Cinematography Gergő Somogyvári
Editing Judit Feszt
Sound/Sounddesign Marius Lefterache, Florin Tăbăcaru
Music Viktor Bátki
With Fanni, Laci, Dorina, Aranka, Adrián
Producer(s) Nóra Somogyvári, Gergő Somogyvári, Sára László, Vlad-Andrei Radulescu, Oliver Sertic
New Retina Productions, Avanpost, Restart, Campfilm
World Sales
Journeyman Pictures
Additional Credits
Producer: Nóra Somogyvári, Story editor: Anna Kis
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Sarajevo Film Festival 2023